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Persephone (for Leeanne)

Persephone now and forever ,
We tip - toed together,
Through the anguish of your mind,
Hoping to ease the lie,
Your mother left behind.

And how I tried,
As I might to give,
Through night and light,
And the half light,
But could not move the darkness,
Your father left you with.

Now seasons come and go,
Years you will never know,
And never have to bear,
No longer framed by time or place,
And yet I see you everywhere,
Recollections of your pouting face,
And cascading auburn hair,
But it's me who can't forgive,
A thousand better endings you left me with.